October brings many visitors into the Smokies. According to the National Park Service the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most popular national park in the country. Along with the fall scenery, many people are going to Gatlinburg to see the flowers and animals in their natural habitat. A lot of the events that occur during the month of October are inspired by the natural occurrences brought on by the Smokey’s. You can walk along the Parkway and see many performers acting out stories. If you lend your ears to the storytellers long enough they’ll captivate you with their tall tales and folklore. Come to Gatlinburg and enjoy the many events held during October.
To make the most of your time while vacationing in October be sure you take in the scenery. It will leave you breathless. If you’re there to see the foliage then there are a few tips you should remember. Many cabins are in the mountains and offer you amazing views of the mountains so you’ll have the beauty of the foliage right out your door. You could go on a stroll along one of the trails, go on a hike or enjoy a bike ride. Picnicking is also a good idea for those of you who like to be outdoors.
Be sure to make it by the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair while on your trip to the Smokies. Local artisans have put their work on display and up for sale for an additional treat for you. The have captured the true beauty of the Smoky Mountains in their work and you can take a piece of Gatlinburg home with you. You can watch as they make their crafts by doing demonstrations. A few of the artisans will actually make what craft you are wanting. The Gatlinburg Craftsman Fair has been acknowledged by the Southeast Tourism Society and was voted one of the Top 20 Events. The fair will be held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
The event planners didn’t forget the music lovers either. During October Dollywood holds it’s National Gospel and Harvest Celebration. Dollywood is a short drive from Gatlinburg TN and during this time will be offering over 30 gospel groups for you to watch as they perform. Many big names will be present.
With October offering so much for you, you won’t waste a minute. Between the events that are going on and the fall foliage, Gatlinburg TN will be sure to win you over. Who knows, this Gatlinburg vacation may turn into a yearly adventure.